Dr Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography) is co-editor of the open access book Forests and Food, which will be launched at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris next month. Writing in The Conversation, Dr Vira explains the importance of the world's forests in protecting global food security.
Hugh Hunt (Department of Engineering) discusses whether we could directly engineer the climate and refreeze the poles.
Ever wondered if a fly can ride a bicycle, or whether you could survive only on water? A new website on evolution, created by Cambridge scientists and featuring contributions from luminaries including Sir David Attenborough, has some intriguing answers.
A new report by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) reveals that global investment portfolios could lose up to 45 per cent as a consequence of short-term shifts in climate change sentiment.
Today's engineers will need the kind of drive and determination shown by the great wartime innovators such as Sir Barnes Wallis and Sir Frank Whittle if they are to respond effectively to climate change, University of Cambridge Reader in Engineering Dr Hugh Hunt will tell the Royal Academy of Engineering.
A new study finds that changing climate in the polar regions can affect conditions in the rest of the world far quicker than previously thought.
New analysis of the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic points to $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.
Unique inscriptions found in a cave in China, combined with chemical analysis of cave formations, show how droughts affected the local population over the past five centuries, and underline the importance of implementing strategies to deal with climate change in the coming years.
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, who last year co-authored an appeal to the Pope for moral leadership on climate change, will back his recent encyclical and stress that humanity’s attitude towards the natural world needs to undergo a fundamental moral shift.